Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hawaii - 3-7 vaccine reactions at school clinic - sent ambulance 3 times

3 visits to campus

Bryan Cheplic, spokes-man for the city Emergency Services Department, said city paramedics were sent to the school three times yesterday morning.

The first call for assistance was received at 9:27 a.m. A girl younger than 10 who was complaining of shortness of breath was taken in stable condition to a hospital, Cheplic said.

At 10:16 a.m., paramedics were called back to the school and transported two more adolescent students in stable condition to a hospital. One was complaining of stomach pains and the other of being lightheaded, Cheplic said.

The third call came at 11:22 a.m. and a woman at the school was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Cheplic said he did not know what that person's medical complaint was.

A second ambulance crew on the third visit took two more girls to a nearby hospital in stable condition. Cheplic said both girls were complaining of abdominal pain and blurry vision.

In addition, paramedics treated and released three adults and another child at the school, Cheplic said.

Okubo said "feelings of anxiety could have transferred from one student to another" resulting in the number of students who reported feeling ill after the shot.

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